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Old 16-06-2018, 10:50 AM   #1
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[FONT=Comic Sans MS][SIZE=3]Ford and Waze have teamed up to bring the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app to the automaker’s lineup via the iPhone

Available globally through Ford SYNCģ AppLinkģ, Waze users can simply plug their iPhone into a SYNC 3-equipped vehicle and project the app directly onto their vehicle touch screen

For owners of Ford SYNC 3-equipped vehicles, in-dashboard Waze integration allows easier access to features including finding efficient traffic routes, locating cheaper fuel prices and reporting traffic accidents

MELBOURNE, June 4, 2018 – Waze users around the world can now project the app’s real-time traffic and navigation service onto the touch screen in Australian Ford vehicles via SYNCģ AppLinkģ and control it through voice command. For owners of Ford SYNC 3-equipped vehicles, this allows easier access to features including finding efficient traffic routes, locating cheaper petrol prices and reporting traffic accidents.

To use, customers simply connect their Waze-equipped iPhone to the USB port of their Ford vehicle and view the service as it is projected onto the vehicle touch screen (android users can access via android auto). With Ford SYNC AppLink, users can now conveniently access the app’s features on a larger display and have voice guidance through their own vehicle speakers and microphone system.
“Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for people to access the smart-phone features, apps and services they care about most in the car, without having to pick up their device,” said George Christopoulos, Senior Applications Engineer – Infotainment, Ford Motor Company.
“With Waze, our customers get the benefits they’re accustomed to with the added luxury of experiencing them on a bigger screen.”
In addition to the ability to report on heavy traffic, accidents and petrol prices, Ford’s integration of Waze includes recent app updates such as ‘talk to Waze’, which lets you control the app via voice command. Features also include route support for high-occupancy vehicle lanes (carpool lanes), providing additional navigation options and more accurate arrival times.
“We’re excited drivers of Ford SYNC 3-enabled vehicles will now be able to use Waze for iOS right from their dashboard, getting access to features like planned drives, alternative routes, talk to Waze voice commands and more,” said Jens Baron, product lead, in-car applications, Waze. “They’ll also benefit from the best routes and most accurate ETAs, thanks to our global community of drivers on the go who update the map in real-time – helping our mission to one day eliminate traffic.”
To deliver optimal driving directions and traffic updates, Waze uses crowd sourcing to gather information about road conditions from all of its users. People simply type in their destination and drive with the app open to contribute data to Waze’s community of users. At the same time, people can take a more active role by sharing reports from the road, including notifying the community of accidents, hazards or route changes that were previously unknown.
By working together, the aim is for people to help each other improve the quality of their commute. Waze can help commuters avoid congested roads in favor of other routes, or see when their friends are expected to arrive at their destination. Users can even help each other save a few dollars by sharing petrol prices as they travel, allowing people to navigate to the cheapest nearby station.

Accessing and using Waze on SYNC AppLink in your Ford vehicle
To access Waze on AppLink in your Ford vehicle, you’ll need SYNC 3 software version 3.0 or greater installed in your vehicle. You’ll also need iOS 11.3 and the Waze app downloaded on your phone. Please visit ford.com for a complete set of instructions.





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Old 18-06-2018, 08:55 PM   #2
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This is awesome.
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I went to try it on my Mustang which has Sync 3.

Downloaded the Waze app okay, but could not get it to appear on the Pony's screen... Only on the iPhone.

Then I realized that it only works with Sync 3 version 3.0 recently released by Ford.

Checked my Sync 3 version and it was only V2.2, updated on Feb 2018.

So I am now in the process of downloading V3.0 and expanding the zip files which are a whopping 2GB, to a USB drive.

Once complete, you need to leave the engine running for up to 30 minutes, while you plug the USB stick in to the SYNC system and wait for it to update, in case the battery goes flat.

(Tried updating to V3.0 via Wi-Fi from the car infotainment system, but would not work, I guess because of slow Internet access and the large files to download.)

I'm going to use a fast USB 3.0 stick, which hopefully will make updating faster than just using a slower USB 2.0 stick.
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It's unfortunate that the FG/X only has Sync2.
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It's unfortunate that the FG/X only has Sync2.
Yep sure is, I drive 900km a week, and always have Waze running in my pocket. very handy for alerting for cops etc.
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It's unfortunate that the FG/X only has Sync2.
I maybe wrong, but the reason Ford owners with Sync 2 cannot update to Sync 3 with just a software update, is because is also requires hardware changes?
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